Crochet Padded Rim Cat Nap Bed
We love our cats and have the ability to crochet them their own special beds. This Crochet Cat Bed took me about 4 hours to make from start to finish.
We've rescued our two cats from the SPCA. A worthy organization and these two, who are unrelated, we took together.
Padded Rim Cat Nap Bed
Easy. Designed by Michael Sellick. Binky Boo is in the bed. See free downloadable for more pictures of how to put the bed together. The bed is 18" diameter and 4" tall.
2 Balls - Bernat Home Bundle. Teal Deal.
Polyfil is required.
Hook: 10 mm / N Hook
- Approx = Approximate(ly)
- Beg = Begin(ning)
- Ch = Chain(s)
- Dc = Double crochet
- Rep = Repeat
- RS = Right Side
- Rnd(s) = Round(s)
- Sc = Single crochet
- Sl st = Slip stitch
- Sp(s) = Space(s)
- St(s) = Stitch(es)
Bottom & Sides
Rnd 1: Ch 4, 11 dc in 4th ch from hook. Sl st to top of beg ch.
Rnd 2: Ch 3. Dc in same st as join. 2 dc in each st around. Join with sl st to top of beg ch3.
Rnd 3: Ch 3. Dc in same st as join. Dc in next st. *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next st. Repeat * around. Join with sl st to top of beg ch-3.
Rnd 4: Ch 3. Dc in same st as join. Dc in next 2 sts. *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 2 sts. Repeat * around. Join with sl st to top of beg ch-3.
Rnd 5: Ch 3. Dc in same st as join. Dc in next 3 sts. *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 3 sts. Repeat * around. Join with sl st to top of beg ch-3.
Rnd 6: Ch 3. Dc in same st as join. Dc in next 4 sts. *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 4 sts. Repeat * around. Join with sl st to top of beg ch-3.
Rnd 7: Ch 3. Dc in same st as join. Dc in next 5 sts. *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 5 sts. Repeat * around. Join with sl st to top of beg ch-3.
Rnd 8: Ch 1, 1 sc in each back loop around. Do not sl st at the end of round.
Working in continuous rounds without slip stitching. You will work up the side of the basket.
Rnd 9: Beg hdc in each st continually until sides reach 9” tall from the rnd 8 back loop sc round. When 9” tall, sc in next 3 sts, sl st in next 2 sts. Fasten off.
Inside Bottom Pad
Repeat rnds 1 - 7 from bottom to sides section. Fasten off.
Place Bottom & Side Piece on the table. Lightly stuff the middle bottom section. Place the inside bottom pad, right side up, into the middle and sew the middle bottom into position. Do not overstuff the base as it will create a mountain hill in the center of the basket.
Next, equally spread the fluff in the bottom sealed section. Then sew the middle section down to the middle of the one middle to the other.
With the side, fold down the side by adding lots of polyfil stuffing for more firmness to fill it in on the inside of the basket. Sew the top edge of the side to the bottom.
We have 1 improvised cat bed that was the Stitch Along for Joann in Fall 2018. We rolled down the edges of the basket and these two switch places. One sleeps outside the box, the other sleeps in the basket. Out of fairness, I made a second basket.
The Split Single Crochet Basket is the original one. They seem to love it. One thing I noticed is that they like to put their heads on the rim of the basket. The folding down of the edge doesn't give the padding they probably prefer.
So I went to the drawing board to figure out what my cats need. So I created a fluffy bottom and folded down the edge over polyfil to give the rim a stable feel.
We noticed, the cats like to place their paws into the crack space as they sleep.
The idea is simple, it keeps them off the floor as they nap. They prefer to sleep in their own baskets than our furniture. That's a win-win for us.
Tutorial has extra advice to skip one of the elements of the sewing.